As the tech lead for Global Voices (GV), I'm in charge of web development and the WordPress platform that powers our various web sites. I've been working on the GV codebase since 2006, so any praise or blame you have about the site can probably be directed to me 😅
My personal blog is jerclarke.org where I sometimes post about my interests, but mostly I use my Mastodon account, linked below, so please follow me there.
Below you can read my updates about design changes and new features on GV!
Latest posts by Jer Clarke
New contributor page layout, larger avatars, and more social media options!
It's easier than ever to create dynamic post layouts with the "Extra-wide layout" setting!
Posts on Global Voices can now use an "Extra-wide" design that enables huge imagery and more dramatic compositions with right and left-aligned elements.
We've refreshed our site fonts for style and performance. Learn how the look has changed and the technical reasons behind the refresh.
We're running a new experiment to decide whether explaining GV itself should be a priority on the homepage.
Hi all, this is a quick update to let you know we've added a new type of notification to the Global Voices WordPress setup. Now, when a translation is published, the writers of the original post will get an email letting them know! This is a long-requested feature from both...
In light of recent events, we've been working to make sure you can find our international stories wherever you are!
This bug probably drives you crazy, learn how it works and maybe you'll feel less crazy!
A follow-up explaining our final decision to stick with the full-width image slider for promoting featured posts on the homepage.
Review the results of our first phase of A/B testing the featured posts section of the homepage, and learn about the next phase that will test a whole new design.